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Korean Hiking Culture

When it comes to sports culture in Korea, there is one activity that rules – hiking. Hiking is Korea’s favorite pastime and most popular way to stay healthy and active for all ages. This shouldn’t be a surprise though, as Korea’s terrain consists of 70% mountains and only 30% habitable landscape. There are over 15 [...]

This is how Korvia throws a Party in Itaewon in 2018

Spring is a great time of year in Korea. The trees bloom, the school year starts, new teachers arrive, and Korvia throws one of its parties. Korvia throws about two parties a year, one in the spring and another in the fall. Korvia started the tradition since November 1st, 2006 when they hosted their first [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:18+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

On Kimchi: When Food is More than Fuel

If you’ve been in Korea for longer than about five minutes, it’s highly likely that you’ll have come across some kimchi. The spicy fermented side dish, a staple of the typical Korean diet, comes in hundreds of different varieties and is served with almost everything. While it may be a shock to the system if [...]

Canada – RCMP Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check | Korvia Guide

In Canada, the Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check is handled by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This check verifies whether an individual has a criminal record or any record suspensions for sexual offenses. The process needs to be done in conjunction with Criminal Record Check. Also, U.S. citizen must obtain an FBI background check. [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:19+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|0 Comments

How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

UPDATED: 26/01/18 Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might take lots of time get a suitable cell phone and the monthly plan as well. Often Korean local telecom stores [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:20+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Featured Articles, Living Guides, Partners|0 Comments

Why Should You Apply to EPIK with Korvia?

Korvia is now accepting applications for EPIK Fall 2018! The EPIK program is one of the premiere English teaching programs in South Korea. With it’s national scope and direct relationship with offices of education all around South Korea, EPIK is not only one of the most popular ESL programs in the country, but is [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:20+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Featured Articles, News|0 Comments

How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

UPDATED: 22/01/18 Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in Korea. And with the excruciatingly-slow 3-4 month FBI processing time, it’s easy to see why. But now Korvia has teamed-up with Accurate Biometrics (one of the leading FBI-approved channelers) to create an FBI background check process [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:21+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|116 Comments

Chuseok Fitness Staycation

The following article was written by Korvia.com contributing writer Jordan Taylor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Korvia Consulting or its partners -- I should start by telling you, I only spent Chuseok at home because flights were not teacher-friendly and I wasn’t about to spend four times more than normal [...]

Chuseok on a Budget

Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, is an annual harvest festival during which Korean families come together to eat good food, exchange gifts and spend quality time with one another. For the many expats living in Korea, it is a great opportunity to pause their regular routines, get out and explore. Though the Chuseok break usually spans [...]